A group of Bolivian miners must have received the shock of their lives when they uncovered a slab with 5,055 gigantic footprints.
This glamorous: The party took place in a suite of conference rooms in a 1970s-vintage slab concrete hotel in Birmingham.
After the rain ended, we took a bottle of wine to a slab of granite rock just beyond camp for a sundowner.
To be sure, tryptophan as a white pill, not a slab of white meat, is used by some as a sleeping aid.
Today that slab of gratitude is all that remains of Marcellinus, but for Peter Toohey it may as well be a monument.
Before I had well reached the top of the passage and felt for the match-box on the slab, I was in a paroxysm of horror.
By means of a lens an image of the slab is cast upon a white screen.
Leaving our dead falcon on a slab of rock, we quietly distributed ourselves.
It was no settlement of "slab shanties" with a few saloons and a general store.
He grabbed a free metal strut that still vibrated in the rubble, and jammed it between the slab and the beam it lay on.
late 13c., "large, flat mass," of unknown origin, possibly related to Old French escopel, escalpe "thin fragment of wood," which according to Klein is possibly a Gaulish word (cf. Breton scolp, Welsh ysgolp "splinter, chip"). But OED rejects this on formal grounds. Meaning "rectangular block of pre-cast concrete used in building" is from 1927. Slab-sided is "having flat sides like slabs," hence "tall and lank" (1817, American English).